Detectives are questioning three men after a lorry was broken into in Normanton.
They were arrested at 3.30am this morning at Wakefield Europort industrial estate.
The suspects attempted to get away in a car but they were stopped by officers.
The police helicopter was also involved.
A 24-year-old and two 22-year-olds have been arrested on suspicion of theft and are currently in custody at Wood Street police station.
Anyone with information should contact Wakefield CID on 101